Scientific committee:

Presidents:
Profesor, Dumitru ZAIȚ, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iași
Associate Profesor, Constantin – Valer NECULA, Universitatea Lucian BLaga din Sibiu
Director, PhD, Dan SERGHIE, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii

Members:
Professor Claude MARTIN, Université Pierre Mendès France de Grenoble (FR)
Professor Tawfiq RKIBI, Rector Universidade Europeia, Lisboa (PT)
Professor Ludmila STERBOVA, University of Economics, Prague (CZ)
Professor Stanka TONKOVA, University of National and World Economy (BG)
Professor Blandine VANDERLINEN, ICHEC Brussels Management School (BE)
Profesor Adriana ZAIȚ, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iași (RO)
Professor Maria BEDRULE-GRIGORUȚĂ, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași (RO)
Profesor Constantin SASU, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iași (RO)

The SEA HUBs reunited several academic disciplines but also had a multidisciplinary approach. The scholars that attended the works of the conference SEA HUBs had various backgrounds such as: Anthropology, Accounting, Communication Studies, Economy, Geography, History, Language, Law, Management, Marketing, Political Science, and Theology.

The activity is meant to gather for 4 days (3 nights) Researchers and PhDs who, within the framework of an absolutely informal program, may combine relaxation and tourism with an exchange of practical ideas and develop interdisciplinary common research projects. For this project was allocated 10 seats for six different scientific fields.

The SEA HUB Spirituality and Creativity – Fusion between Social Sciences, Arts, Theology, Engineering and Management, was organized by the Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence and with the particularly valuable support of “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu and The Romanian Academy, Iași Branch.

The 4th edition of the HUB Event was held in a special environment, at the Sâmbăta Academy. The Monastery which was first founded by Martyr Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu was completed by efforts of the Vicar Antonie Plămădeală, who redesigned and rebuilt from the foundations this center of spirituality, culture, science and art.

Specific to our HUB events, these days of early December were dedicated to both scientific and relaxing activities in a relaxed, cheerful and stress free venue.  In a rather informal program, ten researchers from different scientific areas had the chance to present their research in depth and receive feedback. Even during the relaxation and touristic activities, the scientific dialog has continues, resulting in talks about joint research projects and interdisciplinary approaches to several issues.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dumitru ZAIȚ
Adriana ZAIȚ
Constantin-Valer NECULA

The central theme of the 4th SEA HUB edition was “Spirituality and creativity”. Both SEA HUB #4 and the ONLINE Conference addressed academia, researchers, experts, practitioners and PhD students in the fields of economics, management, marketing, law, social sciences, arts, theology, engineering and multiculturalism.


I. Keynote Speakers

Professor Dumitru Zaiț & Professor Adriana Zaiț – “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași. Dumitru Zaiț is the President and Founding Member of the “Cross-Cultural Management Journal”.

Workshop Theme: The Methodology of Research. Substantiating scientific hypotheses. Quantitative vs. Qualitative research.

1. Substantiating scientific hypotheses

  • Scientific research: connection between the philosophical, conceptual, methodological and empirical approach
  • The research process: sequence of steps for building, solving and communicating the results of research
  • Controversy, confusion, temptations and major errors. The role of abductive method.
  • Induction = generalization of properties or characteristics based on the study of a limited number of cases
  • Deduction = derivation of correct statements of other validated statements: obtaining (deducting) true sentences (statements) from other true sentences (statements) on logical bases.
  • Hypothesis: interim statement, consistent supposition resulting as a result of logical reasoning or based on a specific insights
  • Steps for quantitative variables
  • Building processes of the hypothesis

2. The qualitative approach vs. quantitative approach

  • The definitions of the qualitative and quantitative approaches and their comparison.

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Associate Professor Pr. Constantin NECULA – Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Scientific Editor of FRIA Editorial DepartmentStudies in Theology, Ethics and Culture


II. Workshop: The process of articles review

Adina Roxana MUNTEANU – Manager, FRIA Events Department

The workshop was dedicated to the process of article review. The main themes that were discussed were the ethics in the academic writing and academic reviewing, the structure of the article (tips & tricks for a better structure), recommendations to improving the article and key points for the reviewer (check lists for the review process).

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Moderator

Cristian MARIN – Community Builder, SEA Events Department


III. Presentations

Chair

Dumitru Zaiț – Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Founder and President of ”Cross-Cultural Management Journal and affiliated publications

Adriana Zaiț – Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași

Dan SERGHIE – Director, Romanian Foundation for Business Intelligence; PhD, Editor-in-Chief, FRIA Editorial Department

Papers

Marius ANDREESCU, Andra PURAN – NATURAL BASIS AND UNITY OF LAW

The philosophical inquiry on the law, as opposed to positive legal sciences is keen to find answers and arguments as nuanced and elaborate as possible to questions and issues such as: the origin and meanings of law, legal phenomenon, the legitimacy of legal rules or the purpose of law. In this paper we summarize the evolution from a historical point of view of the main theories and thinking on the origin, meaning and purpose of law as an ideological sub-system. Arguments are brought for the contemporaneousness and importance of jusnaturalistic theories because in relation to human and rationality it best explains the unity and stability of the law not only as normative system, but especially as rational reality of value, by establishing certain rights inherent to human being, it demonstrates the timelessness of law, as an expression of rational paradigms valid in all times, which can be determined and understood in the historical evolution and fluctuation of positive law.

Brîndusa COVACI – RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS DURING 2004-2015 PERIOD

The article presents important considerations on the renewable energy investments from world and European level. The paper points out Europe’s position in the current world context. Research is an exploratory one, being supported by statistical interpretations made by the author based on analysis of the “Global Trends in the renewable energy sector” report (2016), United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with Bloomberg under the auspices of the School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt. Conceptually, the paper presents the most important points of the oscillation investments in the renewable energy sector worldwide. The level of investment in the renewable energy sector offers an accurate picture of the extent of decarbonisation.

Adelina ȘTEFÂRȚA, Eman AYOUB – CREATIVITY IN TRAINING SPECIALISTS WORKING WITH VIOLENT FAMILIES

The people that suffered domestic violence should learn to teach themselves, to acquire social experiences and knowledge on their own, to learn how to develop their relationships with other people on the basis of confidence and partnership and be gender sensitive, to learn to collaborate, to make a team successfully, and to learn how to exchange generously their experiences with others. Our training project is built on the non-violence ethics and philosophy. It has a strong ground based on acquiring knowledge through one`s own experience. During each meeting the participants get the power, that is the right to be a competent part in a training dialogue. The participants become active players of the teaching process.

Carmen CIORNEA – THE MORAL-SOCIAL MESSAGE OF THE BURNING ALTAR MOVEMENT

The presentation was focused on the documentary evidence about the Fr. Daniil Sandu Tudor and other members of the cultural and spiritual movement of the Burning Pyre “Rugul Aprins”. The researcher presented facts that are unknown or little known about the members of the movement, including the treatment that Fr. Daniil Sandu Tudor endured during the communist regime. Moreover, the researcher presented the role of Saint Antim Ivireanul as an intellectual, as a philanthropist, and as a layman.

The present paper, as the title has announced, proposes a discussion about the moral-social dimension of Education provided by “The Burning Altar“ Association, the legal period – spiritual movement whose mentor is Sandu Tudor. “The Burning Altar“ movement consisted in a group of some of the most important intellectuals (theologians and laity) of the era that, given the deep ties of friendship between them, come together around mutual spiritual preoccupation. The catalyst is, again, Sandu Tudor.

Ostracized under communist totalitarianism, both secular intellectuals and clerics were aware of their duty to discover the deep spiritual levels of Christianity to provide a possibility to survive as a human beings against the aggression of an aberrant modernity. In our attempt to reconstruct a truthful image of “The Burning Altar“ in that time, we combine the documents from the C.N.S.A.S. (National Council for Studying the Security Archives) archive with memoirs but also with the interview of the only person who, nowadays, can testify about what the prayer of the heart meant for students, but also for “the elders“ who belonged to this spiritual movement – Father Nicolae Bordaşiu.

Lia BALTADOR – HOW UNIVERSAL ARE THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS

The main theme of the presentation was situated on the human rights in the context of the refugees’ situation in European countries, including Romania. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was debated in depth, including a parallel between this specific document and the Constitution of Romania. Moreover, the researcher raised several economic issues concerning the positive human rights and then the discussion also touched upon the natural rights topic and the evolution of the philosophical ideas since Plato until modern times.

Mihaela BACALI – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY NOVEL OF A UNKNOWN WRITER: “BLANDINA” BY MARGARETA MILLER-VERGHY

Subject of the PhD thesis of the researcher, the life and work of the Romanian author Margareta Miller-Verghy was briefly presented. It is interesting to note that the history of Romanian literature has almost forgot about this prolific author that had a carried of several decades. This Romanian author has written extensively in both Romanian and French, as other authors in the same epoch. The novel “Blandina” is an autobiographic novel which catches glimpses of the life of the author in the context of her specific timeline, focusing on the life journey of the main character.

Mihaela CONSTANTIN – EXPLANATORY THEORIES AND METHODS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The presentation aimed to highlight some of the most representative theories explaining the phenomenon of domestic violence. The theories were presented and discussed from the perspective of methods that could be applied to diminish the domestic violence phenomenon.


IV. Video presentations

Cristina GELAN – AXIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES IN THE NEW GLOBAL SPACE

Claudia Ioana CIOBANU, Florin Alexandru LUCA – RELATIONSHIP MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE FIRMS


V. Touristic program

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